ELJ102: Elementary Japaense 2

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Class Modality and Announcements

ELJ102.0360 (44565) in Spring 2022 is a HyFlex class. Please see below for information about the instruction modality of this course.
  1. These are the CUNY and LaGuardia websites for information and policies concerning the COVID-19.
  2. ELJ102.0360 (44565) is a HyFlex class and students can choose how to attend this class (either online or in-person). See this introduction to HyFlex ELJ102 for more information.
  3. Each lesson cycle (each week -- two lectures and one lab) is in the following structure.
    • Reading: You should read the sections of the textbook that will be covered in each lesson (See the weekly schedule for the class below.)
    • Quiz:
      • Quizlet: Vocabulary is central to learning any new language and it is one of the major focuses in this class. Students will receive a set of vocabulary exercises on Quizlet every week. This is an optional activity, but students will receive additional points (up to 5pt) for the weekly vocabulary quiz.
      • Blackboard: Students will have to complete weekly quizzes every week on Blackboard. There will be practice questions for the quiz. Each quiz is worth 10 points of the grade.
    • Recorded lectures: Some lectures are recorded for students to preview or review the class.
    • or HyFlex meetings:
      • During the synchronous in-person or online meetings, we will review the topic(s) of the week and engage in group/individual activities.
    • Weekly assignments:
      • Students will have to submit workbook assignments every week. Assignments must be submitted through Blackboard before the deadline (usually at the midnight of Sunday). Use the workbook submission sheets to submit your workbook homework.
      • Project-based assignments: Students will be assigned to several project-based assignments during the semester. Projects may include but not limited to (recorded) presentations, written essays, group projects, and fieldwork assignments. For projects, we will employ different tools such as Flipgrid, Google Doc, and xxx.
  4. In order to participate in class online, you will need the following resources or equipment.
    • High-speed Internet access: Internet speedtest by Ookla: https://www.speedtest.net. For a Zoom video conference, you should have an internet speed of 0.8Mbp (at least), 3.0Mbps (optimally), or faster. Each Zoom group meeting will need a bandwidth between 0.5GB-2.4GB/hr.
    • A desktop or laptop computer
    • A webcam for video conferencing (built-in webcam is fine): Check webcam online: https://webcammictest.com. You can also check your webcam, microphone, and speakers with Zoom's test meeting page at https://zoom.us/test.
    • Headphones with a microphones (built-in speakers & mic are also fine): Check microphone online at https://mictests.com and check speakers online at https://www.audiocheck.net/
  5. Course communication will take place on two platforms on Blackboard and a social media of our choice (Discord, Slack, Twitter or Reddit).

Weekly schedule

Lecture topic Due by next class. The assignment with will be graded. Deadline is on Sunday, March 13, 2022
  1. Respond to the class surveys.
  2. Sign up for Quizlet at https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu
    • Click on the link above. Register for a Quizlet account if you don't have one.
    • Add yourself to the class. The name of the class is "ELJ102.0360 (44565) in Spring 2022"
    • Click on "Learn" and practice with the flashcards.
  3. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Anime Trivia"
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.01-05 verbs"
  4. Study how to type in Japanese
  5. Workbook:
    • Workbook: Chs.3-5 verb review (p.32 and p.44)
  6. Prepare for Quiz 1 (Chs.1-5 verbs; Sample quiz 1 | answer key ).
  7. Take Quiz 1 on Blackboard
  8. Prepare for Quiz 2 (て-form; Sample quiz 2 | answer key )

Lecture topic
  • Ch.06 ~てください / Tekudasai (ex. 窓を開けてください。)
  • Ch.06 ~てもいいです / Temoiidesu (ex. テレビを見てもいいですか。)
  • Ch.06 ~てはいけません / Tewaikemasen (ex. テレビを見てはいけません。)
  • Quiz 2
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, March 20, 2022
  1. Textbook (Listening): Dialogues (pp. 146-147 / K06-01, K06-03, and K06-05)
  2. Textbook (Listening): Vocabulary (pp. 148-149 / K06-07)
  3. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.06"
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.01-06 verbs (て-form)"
  4. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: 〜てください (p.62)
    • Workbook: Describing two activities (p.63)
    • Workbook: 〜てもいいです (p.64)
    • Workbook: 〜てはいけません (p.65)
  5. Take Quiz 2 on Blackboard

Lecture topic
  • Ch.06 Practice 〜てください, 〜てもいいです, and 〜てはいけません
  • Ch.06 te-form による接続 / The te-form for describing two activities (ex. 朝起きて、コーヒーを飲みます。)
  • Ch.06 ~から / Kara (ex. 勉強します。あしたテストがありますから。)
  • Textbook: Expression Note 7 おそく vs. おそい (p. 155)
  • Ch.03 漢字 (Kanji)
  • Ch.06 ~ましょうか / Mashoka (ex. テレビを消しましょうか。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, March 27, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 3 (Ch.6 vocabulary; Sample quiz 3 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • Continue "Genki 2nd Ed Kanji Ch.03"
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard

Lecture topic
  • Ch.07 ~ている / Teiru (ex. テレビを見ています。 / 結婚しています。)
  • Ch.07 人を描写する / Describing people (ex. この人は髪が長いです。)
  • Ch.07 形容詞/名詞 te-form / The te-form of adjectives/nouns (ex. 大学は新しくて、きれいです。)
  • Ch.04 漢字 (Kanji)
  • Describe anime character with 〜ている and 〜は〜がAdj. See the anime character list )
  • Talk about the first presentation (see instructions here )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, April 3, 2022
  1. Textbook Listening (Ch.7)
  2. Prepare for and take Quiz 4 (Ch.3 Kanji quiz; Sample quiz 4 | answer key )
  3. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.07"
  4. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: て-form (p.69)
    • Workbook: ている (Actions in Progress) (p.70)
    • Workbook: ている (Result of a Change) (p.71)
    • Workbook: Describing People (p.72)
    • Workbook: Kanji Practice Ch.4 (p.135 and p.136)
  5. Bonus activity
    • Complete the Ch.6 Dialogue activity (See the instructions here ). The maximum bonus point of this activity is 20 points.

Lecture topic
  • Ch.07 形容詞/名詞 te-form / The te-form of adjectives/nouns (ex. 大学は新しくて、きれいです。)
  • Ch.07 動詞語幹+に行く / Verb stem + ni iku (ex. かぶきを見に行きます。)
  • Ch.07 Counting people (ex. ひとり、ふたり、さんにん)
  • Ch.08 Short form(現在) / Short forms (present tense) (ex. 学生だ 高くない 行かない)
  • Talk about the first presentation (see instructions here )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, April 10, 2022
  1. Textbook Listening (Ch.7)
  2. Prepare for and take Quiz 5 (Chs.6-7 Verbs in ている; Sample quiz 5 | answer key )
  3. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.07 〜ている"
  4. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Adjective/Noun て-forms (p.73)
    • Workbook: Verb stem + に行く/来る/帰る (p.74)
    • Workbook: Counting people (p.75)
    • Workbook: 答えましょう (Questions) (p.76)
    • Workbook: 聞く練習 (Listening Comprehension) (p.77) | Audio files https://bit.ly/Genki3Audio
  5. Submit your first presentation draft video through Blackboard

Lecture topic
  • Introduction to Flipgrid: How to use Flipgrid
  • Ch.08 Short form(現在) / Short forms (present tense) (ex. 学生だ 高くない 行かない)
  • Ch.08 くだけた話し方(現在) / Informal speech (present tense) (ex. よく魚を食べる。)
  • Ch.08 (現在)と思います / (Present tense) to omoimasu (ex. 日本人だと思います。)
  • Ch.08 (現在)と言っていました / (Present tense) to itteimashita (ex. メアリーさんは忙しいと言っていました。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, April 17, 2022
  1. Textbook Listening (Ch.8)
  2. Prepare for and take Quiz 6 (Ch.4 Kanji quiz; Sample quiz 6 | answer key )
  3. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.08"
  4. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Short Forms (Present Tense) (p.78)
    • Workbook: Short Forms (Informal Speech) (p.79)
    • Workbook: Quotations (〜と思います) (p.80)
    • Workbook: Quotations (〜と言っていました) (p.81)

Spring break (Friday, April 15, 2022 - Sunday, April 24, 2022)

Tuesday, April 26 is CUNY Friday. LaGaurdia follows the Friday schedule on Tuesday, April 26 and ELJ102 will not meet.
Take-home (open-book) midterm will be distributed on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The midterm is due on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (submit it through Blackboard).
Lecture topic
  • Review of Ch.08 Short form(現在) / Short forms (present tense) (ex. 学生だ 高くない 行かない)
  • Ch.05 漢字 (Kanji)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, May 1, 2022 Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 8 (Short form; Sample quiz 8 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Kanji Ch.05"
  3. CrossingPath project is unfortunately postponed until Fall 2022. Submit your presentation videos (only one video in Japanese) through Blackboard.
  4. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
  5. Submit the take-home midterm exam through Blackboard

We will join the origami workshop from 2:15-3:15pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. See here for more information. Register at https://bit.ly/origami-AAPI .
Lecture topic
  • Ch.08 ~ないでください / Naide kudasai (ex. 見ないでください。)
  • Ch.08 動詞 + のが好き / Verb + noga sukidesu (ex. 勉強するのが好きですか。)
  • Review exercise: Describing anime characters
  • Ch.08 助詞「が」 / The particle Ga (ex. だれがイギリス人ですか。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, May 8, 2022 Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 9 (Ch.5 Kanji quiz; Sample quiz 9 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • Genki 2nd Ed Conjugation Ch.08 (Short Pres. Negative)
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard

Lecture topic
  • Ch.08 何か/何も / Nanika / nanimo (ex. 何か食べましたか。/何も食べませんでした。)
  • Ch.09 Short form(過去) / Short forms (past tense) (ex. 学生だった 高くなかった 行かなかった)
  • Ch.06 漢字 (Kanji)
  • Ch.07 漢字 (Kanji)
  • Describing anime characters activity: description | characters list
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, May 15, 2022 Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 10 (Ch. 8 vocabulary; Sample quiz 10 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • No Quizlet this week.
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: 何か and 何も (p.84)
    • Workbook: Past Tense Short Forms (p.87)
    • Workbook: Kanji Practice Ch.6 (p.139 and p.140)
    • Workbook: Kanji Practice Ch.7 (p.141 and p.142)

Calligraphy workshop on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The introduction slides are here
Lecture topic
  • Ch.09 Short form(過去) / Short forms (past tense) (ex. 学生だった 高くなかった 行かなかった)
  • Ch.09 くだけた話し方 (過去) / Informal speech (past tense) (ex. 魚を食べた。)
  • Ch.09 (過去)と思います / (past tense) to omoimasu (ex. 元気だったと思います。)
  • Ch.09 (過去)と言っていました / (past tense) to itteimashita (ex. ロバートさんは病気だったと言っていました。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, May 22, 2022 Tuesday, May 24, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 11 (Ch.6 Kanji quiz; Sample quiz 11 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Kanji Ch.06"
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Past Tense Short Forms (Informal Speech) (p.88)
    • Workbook: Quotations (〜と思います) (p.89)
    • Workbook: Quotations (〜と言っていました) (p.90)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.09 ~ている人 / Teiru hito (ex. めがねをかけている人です。)
  • Ch.09 まだ~ていません / Mada - teimasen (ex. まだ食べていません。)
  • Ch.09 ~から / Kara (ex. 天気がいいから、遊びに行きます。)
  • Anime dictation (bonus) (Download the anime dictation worksheet )
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, May 29, 2022 Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 12 (Ch.9 Vocabulary; Sample quiz 12 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "Genki 2nd Ed Vocab Ch.09"
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Qualifying Nouns with Verbs (p.91)
    • Workbook: もう〜ました / まだ〜ていません (p.92)
    • Workbook: 〜から (p.93)

Lecture topic
  • Ch.10 二項比較 / Comparison between two items (ex. バスのほうが電車より速いです。)
  • Ch.10 三項以上の比較 / Comparison among three or more items (ex. 新幹線がいちばん速いです。)
  • Ch.10 形容詞/名詞 +の / Adjective/noun + no (ex. これは私のです。)
  • Ch.10 ~つもりだ / Tsumorida (ex. 見に行くつもりです。)
  • Ch.10 形容詞 + なる / Adjective + naru (ex. きれいになりました。)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, June 5, 2022 Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  1. Prepare for and take Quiz 13 (xxxx; Sample quiz 13 | answer key )
  2. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "xxx"
  3. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard
    • Workbook: Comparison between Two Items (p.96)
    • Workbook: Comparison among Three or More Items (p.97)
    • Workbook: Adjective/Noun + の (p.98)
    • Workbook: 〜つもりだ (p.99)
    • Workbook: Adjective + なる (p.100)

Lecture topic
  • Review for the final exam.
  • Individual interviews (oral test)
Due by next class (The assignment with will be graded) Deadline is on Sunday, June 5, 2022 Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  1. Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/join/RE6JHfbmu)
    • "xxx"
  2. Workbook. Submit the workbook submission sheets through Blackboard

Handouts & Resources

Slides

Kanji Practice Slides

Presentation Instructions